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Astros | Jed Lowrie amps up fielding

Fri, 03 Jul 2015 15:11:17 -0700

Houston Astros SS Jed Lowrie (thumb) fielded ground balls at shortstop and third base more aggressively Friday, July 3, but he is still a few weeks away from returning.

Fantasy Tip: Expect Lowrie ($3,300, 6.6% of cap) to enter into some kind of rotation with Luis Valbuena ($4,500, 9.0% of cap) and Carlos Correa ($5,100, 10.2% of cap). However, it is likely Lowrie and Correa receive the majority of playing time down the stretch, with the Astros working Lowrie back into the mix cautiously initially.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Brian McTaggart


Astros | Jake Marisnick playing at Class AAA

Fri, 03 Jul 2015 15:07:07 -0700

Houston Astros OF Jake Marisnick (hamstring) is scheduled to play nine innings with Class AAA El Paso Friday, July 3.

Fantasy Tip: Marisnick ($3,300, 6.6% of cap) stands to grab everyday at-bats when he returns with George Springer (wrist) on the disabled list. Marisnick has a power-speed profile, but it has been hindered by his .245 batting average and .283 on-base percentage. There is still lots of upside for the 24-year-old outfielder, though.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Brian McTaggart


Astros | Colby Rasmus hopes to play

Fri, 03 Jul 2015 13:58:14 -0700

Houston Astros OF Colby Rasmus (arm) said he hopes to be able to play against the Boston Red Sox Saturday, July 4.

Fantasy Tip: Rasmus ($3,100, 6.2% of cap) has missed the last five games but could return soon. He posted a .268 batting average in June and recorded nine RBIs, but owners on FantasyScore may want to see him play in a few games before using him.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: Houston Chronicle - Evan Drellich


Astros | Alex Presley starting in center field

Fri, 03 Jul 2015 13:06:10 -0700

Houston Astros OF Alex Presley is playing center field and batting ninth against Boston Red Sox SP Justin Masterson Friday, July 3.

Fantasy Tip: Presley hit .308 in the minors this season, and he stands to receive a few starts while George Springer (wrist) is on the disabled list. Domingo Santana ($2,700, 5.4% of cap) could see the larger chunk, though. So Presley is nothing more than a desperation add in AL-only and cavernous mixed seasonal leagues, and he is a low-end source of cap relief for FantasyScore players.

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Astros | Preston Tucker batting second vs. Boston

Fri, 03 Jul 2015 12:51:42 -0700

Houston Astros OF Preston Tucker is batting second against Boston Red Sox SP Justin Masterson Friday, July 3.

Fantasy Tip: Tucker ($3,400, 6.8% of cap) is batting just .171 with a .465 OPS over his past 12 games, so he isn't in the best current form. Although, he does sports a respectable .244 ISO and .353 wOBA against righties this season, so there is upside as a flier at FantasyScore Friday.

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Astros | Cole Hamels unlikely to Houston

Fri, 03 Jul 2015 06:18:20 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies SP Cole Hamels seems unlikely to be willing to accept a trade to the Houston Astros.

Fantasy Tip: Hamels ($8,500, 17.0% of cap) has a 3.22 ERA, a 1.15 WHIP and 113 strikeouts in 106 1/3 innings, but he's on a bad team, which limits his win potential. He's still effective on FantasyScore, but 17% of your cap is a lot to put on a starter with tall odds to get the win.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: CBSSports.com - Jon Heyman


Astros | Colby Rasmus with team

Thu, 02 Jul 2015 11:58:19 -0700

Houston Astros OF Colby Rasmus (hand) remains with the team on their trip to Boston Thursday, July 2. He is recovering from an infected bug bite on his left hand.

Fantasy Tip: It looks like Rasmus ($3,100, 6.2% of cap) will avoid the DL. However, it's unknown if he'll be back in the lineup tonight against the Red Sox. If he is in there, he's a risky FantasyScore option against a left-handed pitcher.

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Astros | No surgery for George Springer

Thu, 02 Jul 2015 11:30:00 -0700

Houston Astros OF George Springer (wrist) will not need surgery for his non-displaced fracture of his wrist, according to general manager Jeff Luhnow. Springer will have a checkpoint at the two-week mark and one at the six-week mark on his wrist. Luhnow thinks Springer would be cleared to resume baseball activities at the six-week mark.

Fantasy Tip: It sounds as though Springer ($5,100, 10.2% of cap) won't be back until at least September for the final month of the regular season. That's a significant chunk lost for his fantasy owners. At least in the short term, Domingo Santana ($2,700, 5.4% of cap) is worth a look for outfield depth in deep mixed and AL leagues, as he'll likely see an increase in value with consistent at-bats.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Chandler Rome


Astros | George Springer put on DL

Thu, 02 Jul 2015 10:37:21 -0700

Houston Astros OF George Springer (wrist) was placed on the disabled list with a right wrist fracture Thursday, July 2. OF Alex Presley was called up from Class AAA Fresno in a corresponding roster move.

Fantasy Tip: It's a tough blow for both the Astros and Springer's ($5,100, 10.2% of cap) fantasy owners, especially since this serious injury could cost Springer most, if not all, of the rest of the season. Hold him until we have a firm timetable on a possible return. Domingo Santana ($2,700, 5.4% of cap) is likely to have an everyday role in the outfield now, and he's an acceptable add in deep mixed and AL leagues.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Brian McTaggart


Astros | George Springer likely to DL

Thu, 02 Jul 2015 00:22:20 -0700

Houston Astros OF George Springer (wrist) is likely to land on the 15-day disabled list after he was hit on the right wrist by a pitch Wednesday, July 1. Manager A.J. Hinch said he's not optimistic Springer can avoid the DL.

Fantasy Tip: Jake Marisnick (hamstring) just began a rehab assignment, and he'll probably take Springer's vacancy in the outfield. At $3,300 (6.6% of cap), he'll be a matchup play on FantasyScore. As for Springer, stash him in all formats.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Chandler Rome


Astros | Jon Singleton starting vs. Royals

Wed, 01 Jul 2015 15:43:25 -0700

Houston Astros 1B Jon Singleton is playing first base and batting sixth against Kansas City Royals SP Edinson Volquez Wednesday, July 1.

Fantasy Tip: Singleton ($3,200, 6.4% of cap) is a feast-or-famine hitter. Over 370 plate appearances in his career, he has 13 home runs and a .168/.286/.335 slash line. FantasyScore players should view him as a high-risk, high-reward option, and it isn't out of the question to aim higher at first base.

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Astros | Carlos Correa sitting vs. Royals

Wed, 01 Jul 2015 15:38:14 -0700

Houston Astros SS Carlos Correa is not in the starting lineup Wednesday, July 1. SS Marwin Gonzalez is starting at shortstop and batting eighth against Kansas City Royals SP Edinson Volquez Wednesday.

Fantasy Tip: Correa ($5,100, 10.2% of cap) has been as advertised with 13 runs, five home runs, 15 RBI, four stolen bases and a .287/.309/.543 slash line over his first 22 games. He should be owned in all fantasy formats, and he is an excellent FantasyScore option in favorable matchups. Gonzalez ($2,200, 4.4% of cap) projects as nothing more than a low-priced flier for daily contests Wednesday.

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Astros | Scott Feldman tosses sim game

Tue, 30 Jun 2015 21:11:23 -0700

Houston Astros SP Scott Feldman (knee) threw 45 pitches in a simulated game Tuesday, June 30, and manager A.J. Hinch said he looked good. Feldman is scheduled to throw a bullpen session in two days and then he'll likely head out on a minor-league rehab assignment.

Fantasy Tip: It's uncertain when Feldman will return and in what capacity he'll work when he is back. FantasyScore players need not bother with him until his situation becomes clearer.

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Astros | Jake Marisnick to begin rehab Wed.

Tue, 30 Jun 2015 21:10:51 -0700

Updating a previous report, Houston Astros OF Jake Marisnick (hamstring) will begin a minor-league rehab assignment with Class AAA Fresno Wednesday, July 1.

Fantasy Tip: It's uncertain how much time Marisnick will need at Fresno, but FantasyScore players should avoid him until he can officially return and play without any lingering effects of his injury.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Associated Press


Astros | Colby Rasmus hopes to avoid DL

Tue, 30 Jun 2015 21:09:57 -0700

Houston Astros OF Colby Rasmus (arm) missed his fourth straight game Tuesday, June 30, against the Kansas City Royals. Manager A.J. Hinch said he is hopeful Rasmus responds to treatment for a skin infection on his left arm and he can avoid the 15-day disabled list.

Fantasy Tip: Rasmus ($3,100; or 6.2% of cap) should be avoided in FantasyScore until he can officially return and prove his health in a game or two without any setbacks or limitations.

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Houston Astros Player News

Abreu Erick P
Adamson Daniel OF
Adler Anthony P
Afenir Buck C
Affronti Mike SS
Alaniz Ruben P
Altuve Jose 2B
Amador Japhet 1B
Appel Mark SP
Arguello Douglas P
Aristil Jonnathan RP
Austin Jay OF
Averill Brandon INF
Baker Chris P
Baldee Jan INF
Barganier Luke OF
Basford Charles P
Bellorin Edwin C
Blankenship Travis P
Blazek Christopher P
Bostick Akeem P
Bregman Alex SS
Brite Jared P
Brown Casey P
Brown Matthew P
Buchanan Jake SP
Bulkley Aaron OF
Burgess Michael OF
Burnett Tyler 3B
Cain Colton P
Caipen Brandon INF
Cameron Daz OF
Carrasco Cesar 3B
Carter Chris 1B
Castillo Jose 3B
Castro Jason C
Cavanagh Nick P
Cavers Eric C
Champion Adam P
Chapman Kevin RP
Chedister Bradley P
Chouinard Bobby P
Clark Chris C
Clark Cody C
Comer Kevin P
Conger Hank C
Cooper James OF
Corapsi Jason INF
Corpas Hector P
Correa Carlos SS
Cotton Jamaine P
Crowe Trevor OF
Cruz Cirilo INF
Cruz Jared INF
Cunningham Michael OF
Davidson Kevin C
Davis Cliff P
Deduno Samuel SP
Del Rosario Enerio RP
Devenski Chris SP
Dewitt Anthony P
DeYoung Kyle P
Diaz Kenny C
Diaz Michael INF
Dinelli David P
Disher Phil 1B
Drese Ryan SP
Dupont Will INF
Dydalewicz Brad P
Einertson Mitch OF
Escalona Sergio RP
Estrada Paul P
Fairchild Thomas P
Feldman Scott SP
Feliz Michael P
Ferreira Edgar P
Fields Josh RP
Fisher Derek OF
Flores Adalberto P
Flores David 3B
Flores Joshua OF
Fontana Nolan SS
Franco Enderson P
Gant James P
Garcia Gabriel P
Garcia Junior P
Gattis Evan C
Geith Theron P
Gervacio Samuel RP
Gillingham Alex P
Ginter Matt P
Goethals Jeremy C
Gomez Edwin SS
Gonzalez Marwin SS
Gothreaux Jared P
Gouvea Murilo P
Graham Cole 1B
Gregerson Luke RP
Griffiths Jeremy P
Grossman Robbie OF
Gustave Jandel P
Hacker Michael P
Hader Josh P
Hallberg Bryan P
Harris Will RP
Hart Billy 3B
Heath Ben C
Heras Leonardo OF
Hernandez Roberto SP
Hicks Chris P
Hines Carlos P
Hines Drew P
Hoes L.J. OF
Holder Drew OF
Houser Adrian P
Hoyt James P
Huang Wei-Chieh P
Hudspeth Casey P
Humphries Justin C
Hurry Jacob P
Hyatt B.J. RP
Iorg Eli OF
James Brad P
Jimenez Hector C
Johnson Jeremy M. P
Johnson Timothy SS
Jorgensen Jeff OF
Keuchel Dallas SP
King Blake P
King Eric SS
Klassen Danny SS
Kroeker Andrew C
Laguna Mesac 1B
Lamb Cameron P
Landry Jacques OF
Langdon Allen OF
Lazu Carlos P
Locke Stephen P
Lopez Tomas P
Lowrie Jed SS
Lucati Andrea P
Magee Joshua 2B
Marisnick Jake OF
Marshall Mac P
Martes Francis P
Martinez Alexander P
McCullers Lance SP
McHugh Collin SP
Meiners Jeremiah P
Mejia Yonathan INF
Meszaros Dan P
Meyer Drew INF
Michelena Arturo SS
Mier Jiovanni SS
Miller Josh P
Moon Chan Jong INF
Morales Jobduan C
Moran Colin 3B
Mowdy Ashton P
Murdy Garrett P
Musgrove Joe P
Musick Wes RP
Nash Telvin OF
Navarro Oswaldo INF
Neshek Pat RP
Ness Michael P
Nix Jacob P
Norris Dax C
Norton Phil P
Oberholtzer Brett SP
Ori Mark 1B
Orie Kevin 3B
Paul Josh C
Paulino David P
Peacock Brad SP
Peguero Jailen RP
Pena Kilby P
Pena Roberto C
Perez Franklin P
Perez Tomas INF
Presley Alex OF
Qualls Chad RP
Quezada Euris P
Quiala Yoanis P
Rafael Ronny OF
Rasmus Colby OF
Reed Ryan OF
Reynoso Luis SS
Rodriguez Jose A. P
Rodriguez Mike OF
Rosales Orlando OF
Saccomanno Mark 3B
Saladin Miguel P
Sanchez Manuel P
Santana Domingo OF
Santana Edward OF
Santangelo Lou C
Sapp Maxwell C
Scott Jordan OF
Seaton Ross P
Seuss Adam OF
Sheldon Ole INF
Sierra Miguel SS
Singleton Jon 1B
Sipp Tony RP
Smith Jason INF
Smith Kyle Z. P
Solarte Alejandro P
Sotffel Jason P
Sotro Chris P
Springer Chris OF
Springer George OF
Stassi Max C
Steele T.J. OF
Stiver Justin P
Stoffel Jason P
Straily Dan SP
Streilein Brian P
Stricklen Brandon P
Sweeney Matt P
Switzer Jon P
Thatcher Joe RP
Thompson Jose Carlos 2B
Thompson Ryan OF
Tilghman Jack P
Tollberg Brian SP
Toney D'Andre OF
Torbert Beau OF
Torrence Devon OF
Towles J.R. C
Trompiz Kristian SS
Tucker Kyle OF
Tucker Preston OF
Uhle Chris INF
Valbuena Luis 3B
Vallejo Jose INF
Van Hekken Andy SP
Vasquez Carlos P
Vasquez Danry OF
Velasquez Vincent P
Veras Jose RP
Vessella Tom P
Villar Henry P
Villar Jonathan SS
Wagler Chad P
Walker Brandt P
Walters Blair P
Warrick Nathan OF
Weber Ben RP
Weiland Kyle SP
Weston Matt OF
Whiteman Tommy INF
Wigdahl Jeffrey P
Williams Aaron P
Williams Marques OF
Wojciechowski Asher SP
Wolf Shane P
Zinter Alan C

Bagwell Jeff TO
Berry Sean TO
Bjornson Craig TO
Brocail Doug PC
Brock Tarrik TO
Daurer Rich TO
DeFrancesco Tony MAN
DeFrancesco Tony TO
Dickenson Ralph TO
Gottfried Dave GM
Hillman Trey TO
Hinch A.J. MAN
Hudgens Dave TO
Lawless Tom MAN
Listach Pat TO
Luhnow Jeff GM
Martinez Dennis TO
Pettini Joe TO
Pettis Gary TO
Radison Dan TO
Roberts Leon TO
Ryan Nolan TO
Stearns David TO
Strom Brent PC

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